Collaboration is about complimentary skills melding together harmoniously to enhance the effectiveness of the outcome. On the partnership scale it's about a meeting of minds that, when it works, can change the world. On a much larger scale, it's about internally engaging the natural talents of your workforce for inspiration, creativity, problem solving, multiple perspectives and insights.
When the big problems a company face are taken care of via big-picture collaboration, the smaller problems tend to disappear. There's a reason that working in silos is less productive for human beings; we have evolved as a collaborative species. We work better when we do it together. And we need each other in order to enhance the effectiveness of the outcome.
The rate of technology change and voracious competition for market share are producing cloud organisations that are seriously overburdened, and it’s going to get worse. Trends such as multiple hybrid cloud models require multivendor management, in addition to the integration of the technologies. This all comes at a time when the industry is still driving cloud adoption to gain scale. The drive for growth often occurs at the expense of cloud optimisation, which cannot be postponed.
Over the last 10 years for a multitude of social, economic and technological reasons, organisations are under pressure to change rapidly. Executives are demanding the adoption of ever-increasing quick fixes and practices, resulting in more fragmentation and confusion amongst staff, managers and customers.
Human Resources is invaluable when it comes to creating an adaptive, Lean workplace. By virtue of its connection to all levels of a business, Human Resources has the ability to shift the work culture zeitgeist in very specific ways.